But the unique synergy between Tarja’s classical and rock inspirations is fully expressed in her solo rock career, that started with her first solo studio album My Winter Storm
(2007), followed by What Lies Beneath
(2010) and Colours in the Dark
(2013). Tarja's most recent rock album The Shadow Self
, released after its prequel The Brightest Void
(2016), within the first hours went #1 in the iTunes rock/heavy charts in several countries.